Today's News

  • There are many questions about pain and suffering after the school shootings

    If you are like me, then you are beginning to be a bit overwhelmed by the evil that has manifested itself in our country as of late. 

    The shootings at the elementary school in Connecticut are a stark reminder that there is true darkness in the world.

    Many of you have asked the question of ‘why?’  My 5-year-old son knows enough of the world to ask the question of why, and I am sure your children do, too.

  • Ferguson graduates from naval nuclear power training school

    Navy Seaman Samuel J. Ferguson has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

    Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Dec. 26, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, Dec. 26: Euchre,  10 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 27: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 28: Take down Christmas decorations, 10 a.m.; mystery lunch? 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve toast with dessert, noon.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Dec. 26, 2012

    There will be no children’s programming until February. Call the library (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

    Wednesday, Dec. 26:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” 2 p.m.

  • Pets available for adoption through CCAS
  • Service award | Dec. 26, 2012
  • Make bacon at home, save money

    With the price of bacon and sausage said to increase within the next few months, making your own bacon will become not only a fun side project, but also a cost cutting tool. 

    The only difficult part about this recipe is having to wait five days for your bacon.

    Although pork belly is sometimes difficult to find at local grocery stores, many will order in pork bellies on special request. 

  • Christmas in Ghent
  • Use old cut trees to help feed winged, feathered friends

    I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday week. As we wind down the holidays, and if you have a live cut Christmas tree this year, the question may arise, “What should I do with my Christmas tree?”

    Instead of pitching that tree in the trash, consider recycling it.

    One way to recycle the tree is to use it as a wildlife habitat and spread some holiday cheer to the birds.

    Not only will the birds appreciate the gesture, but a tree in the yard covered with bird-food ornaments brightens the winter landscape.

  • Fall season proves record-breaking for six at CCHS

    Six Carroll County High School student-athletes re-wrote the history books this fall.

    Junior Michael Hall and senior Brandon Stewart set offensive records on the soccer field, while seniors Megan Harris and Caitlyn Burke and sophomore Kelly Layton likely broke records on the volleyball court. Senior Tyshaun Embs was featured in the Nov. 21 edition of The News-Democrat for breaking six school records on the football field.